Hello lovely!

I have said many times that I have two separate hobbies – quilting/sewing and collecting fabric. I am very fortunate to have City Quilter just a few blocks away. But imagine my surprise when I had five extra minutes yesterday and found this downstairs from my office! So, I ran into Marimekko, a Finnish design…

Design Inspiration

I was visiting a client a week or so ago and came across this painting. From far away down the hall it looked like simple large painted colored squares. But close up you could see each seemingly large block was actually squares if the main color and black in a checkerboard pattern. I wanted to…

Hello Sydney

      I made my first trip to Australia this week, and saved yesterday as a recovery day. Since I slept fairly well on the plane and got a lot of work done, I took a few moments to go galavanting. The photo above was from a shopping center in Syndey where they have…

Design Inspiration

I like visiting galleries, museums and shops with great design for ideas and inspiration for my work. So today we did double duty. We chaperoned our 16 year-old hipster niece to NYC for a big date and spent the afternoon visiting City Quilter and the Museum of Modern Art. I love MoMA and enjoyed the…

Grand Place in Brussels

I was in Belgium last week for business and had a few hours one afternoon to go for a walk in the beautiful city of Brussels. I was in desperate need of coffee after the overnight flight and the concierge of my hotel directed me to visit a series of galleries for coffee and sightseeing.…